FULL ARCHIVE OF SHOWS:
FOUND: Objects from the River Thames
Site-specific performance, created for Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, London. This atmospheric production brought to life a fascinating assortment of objects that had been lost or discarded in the River Thames, over centuries. A Tudor dagger, an 18th century wig curler, a 21st century gun... allowing the objects to tell their own stories sheds light on both London itself and the people who have lived there. Soon to be a new audiobook from Sounds Curious.
Do Not Feed the Ladies (They Are A Health Hazard And A Nuisance)
Site-specific performance, created for Anthony Gormley’s One & Other project, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London. A modern-day fable that examined the role of the outcast and highlighted Trafalgar Square as a place of protest. Voted number 2 in the Top 5 ‘Picks of the Plinth’ on Clive Anderson’s Sky Arts review show.
Five Clever Courtesans
Two-act play, originally staged at the Vibe Live, Brick Lane, London, with an accompanying 'Queen of the Revels' art and audio installation. Subsequent tour (minus installation) to Brighton, Darmstadt (Germany) and the Edinburgh Fringe. “A combination of excellent writing, confident and talented performance, and food for thought which you’ll savour long after it’s finished... first-class entertainment” ***** (Fringe Guru)
The Molly Room
Two-act play, originally staged at The White Bear Theatre, London, 2012, with subsequent tour to the Westside Theatre, Darmstadt, Germany. It's 1915 and with the men at war, the spotlight turns to the women who make the show go on at The Gaiety Theatre music hall. Refugees of more than one kind feature in this haunting story that examines the true meaning of courage.
Stories in a Secret Garden*
Site-specific trilogy of performances, created for the Ripon Walled Garden (historic walled garden and charitable trust). Discover how a student called Charles Dodgson becomes the author Lewis Carroll, after he meets a White Rabbin in a garden full of enchantments.
* Production created as Writer in Residence.
Fairy Tales for Grown Ups
Trilogy of monologues, originally staged at the Ripon International Festival in North Yorkshire. Subsequent tour to The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds, The Camden Eye, London, The WestsideTheatre, Darmstadt (Germany), and Waterstones Piccadilly, London. An anxious prince, a mysterious aristocrat and a downtrodden woman who has lost all hope... these three fairy tales examine humanity's longing for magic, in stories that are both comic and poignant. Now also available as an audiobook from Sounds Curious.
The Ladies in the Garden*
Site-specific trilogy of monologues, plus a multi-media installation, created for the Ripon Walled Garden. Inspired by the historic and rare apple trees that grow in the Ripon Walled Garden, this production brought a combination of laughter, melancholy, joy and chills to an atmospheric orchard. * Created as Writer in Residence.
A Room of One's Own
Originally performed in at the Ripon International Festival , then at The Book Club in Shoreditch, London, and at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London, (the largest bookshop in Europe). An adaptation of the Virginia Woolf classic, re-imagining the very first (and now lost) inspiring lecture that Woolf delivered on ‘Women and Fiction’ to the students of Newnham and Girton Colleges, in 1928.
One-act play (monologue), produced at the Hoffart Theatre in Darmstadt, Germany. Sharon's marriage is on the rocks, but her new ballroom dance teacher wants to show her his Paso Doble - will she face the music and dance? This sell-out warm and witty comedy was packed full of laughter, heart... and disco classics.
A site-specific - to Zoom - play written and produced during the Covid-19 pandemic. During lockdown, we all turned to video conferencing for work meetings... but what about the meetings that were being held at No. 10 Downing Street? This witty political satire examines the choices that we make in life... and the ramifications for those around us, when politics, plague and technology all collide. Available to watch on YouTube.
The Peacock Queen
An installation that combined shadow boxes inspired by traditional paper theatres, with an audio installation fairy tale. What happens when the Peacock Queen is told by society that she has no right to wear her feathers, or tell her story? A timeless fairy tale about identity, rebellion - and how to become a queen.